The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, April 03, 2024

An excessive number of packaging layers

I ordered an item from Amazon the other day. The expected arrival time was Friday, but instead, it arrived today. On the front porch was an Amazon box, measuring 6″ × 9″ × 5″ (16cm × 23cm × 13cm for the more civilized amongst you). Inside was another box, 3″ × 4½″ × ⅜″ (7cm × 11cm × 1cm). Inside that was a slightly smaller anti-static bag. Inside that was a smaller plastic bad, and finally, inside that was the item I had purchased—a replacement battery for my old-school flip phone.

Seriously? Four layers of packaging? Sigh.

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